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Arrhythmogenic Munchausen syndrome culminating in caffeine-induced ventricular tachycardia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20888004     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report a patient with numerous abnormal electrocardiograms (ECGs) in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Our patient both simulated and stimulated her arrhythmias with an ECG rhythm generator and intentional caffeine intoxication. To our knowledge, this is the first report of caffeine overdose for arrhythmogenesis.
Authors:
Joseph C Vaglio; John A Schoenhard; Pablo J Saavedra; Saralyn R Williams; Satish R Raj
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of electrocardiology     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1532-8430     ISO Abbreviation:  J Electrocardiol     Publication Date:    2011 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0153605     Medline TA:  J Electrocardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  229-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA.
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